Celebrity http://nhpr.org en From the Archives: Roman Totenberg http://nhpr.org/post/archives-roman-totenberg <p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:52:00 +0000 Andrew Parrella 42521 at http://nhpr.org From the Archives: Roman Totenberg Voice Almighty: Our Favorite Vocal Icons http://nhpr.org/post/voice-almighty-our-favorite-vocal-icons <p>As we explored earlier, <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/voice-not-window-soul">the voice is a powerful tool</a>. We form very strong images and opinions about others without ever having seen or met or interacted with them, simply because of the way they sound.&nbsp; Even when they aren’t a good representation of the person, voices are often the first impression we choose to trust. From actors who have built entire careers on their voice, to the often unnoticed background on thousands of film trailers and television spots, here are some of the most iconic voices we’ve heard, whether you’ve realized it or not.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:44:43 +0000 Molly Donahue 31945 at http://nhpr.org Voice Almighty: Our Favorite Vocal Icons Frozen In Time: 7 Celebrities Who Are Taking Steps to Live Forever http://nhpr.org/post/frozen-time-7-celebrities-who-are-taking-steps-live-forever <p>When we <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/cold-hard-truth-about-freezing-yourself">spoke with Josh Dean</a>, author of the long form article, “Inside the Immortality Business,” he noted that you have to have both a lot of money and a pretty large ego to seriously consider cryonics as a substitute for any end of life plans. Since it is only legal to freeze someone after they have been declared medically deceased, there are some pretty tricky logistics involved in being cryogenically frozen. Aside from having your estate settled and making sure there is a team waiting at your death bed to put you on ice as soon as possible, people who choose to be frozen also have to make sure their accounts have been paid in full – or risk having their bodies sit around until the bank transfers go through. Despite all this, there are still plenty of people who are willing to bet hundreds of thousands of dollars that someday science will have progressed far enough to bring them back from the dead. Among this eccentric bunch are some well known celebrities.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:17:13 +0000 Molly Donahue 30893 at http://nhpr.org Frozen In Time: 7 Celebrities Who Are Taking Steps to Live Forever Word of Mouth 03.02.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-03022013 <p></p><p>Our favorite content from the program, delivered in one sound-errific package.</p><p>This week, why robot interrogators might beat humans at getting to the truth. Mass shooter Amy Bishop's first victim...her brother, back in 1986. Why jury duty matters. The diverse cast of a New Hampshire production of "To Kill A Mockingbird." And the active social media lives of long-dead celebrities.</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 22893 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 03.02.2013 Dead Celebrities On Social Media http://nhpr.org/post/dead-celebrities-social-media <P>Elvis is in the building!&nbsp; Or at least on your smartphone.&nbsp; Despite being laid to rest nearly 35 years ago, the King of Rock n’ Roll still posts on Facebook, and tweets several times a day…here’s a sample: “love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go… hashtag Valentine’s Day deals at Shop Elvis!” &nbsp;The BBC’s <STRONG>Matt Danzico </STRONG>recently <A href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21115578" target=_blank>looked into</A> the social media afterlives of departed celebrities – he lets us in on how they do it.&nbsp;</P> <P> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:05:47 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21108 at http://nhpr.org Top 5 Audiobook-Celebrity Pairings of 2012 http://nhpr.org/post/top-5-audiobook-celebrity-pairings-2012 <p>Today we spoke with Robin Whitten, founder and editor of <a href="http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/gateway/login.cfm?CFID=45610653&amp;CFTOKEN=5252493">AudioFile </a>magazine about the best books read by celebrities in 2012.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:39:59 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 18186 at http://nhpr.org Top 5 Audiobook-Celebrity Pairings of 2012 Gods Like Us: Our Evolving Obsession with Fame http://nhpr.org/post/gods-us-our-evolving-obsession-fame <P>Ty Burr, film critic and author of the new book <EM><A href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/24/books/gods-like-us-on-movie-stardom-and-modern-fame-by-ty-burr.html?_r=0">Gods Like Us</A>, </EM>traces our ever-shifting&nbsp;fascination and disgust&nbsp;toward the on-screen and private lives of celebrities.</P> <P>Ty is appearing tonight in Hanover, NH. Here are the <A href="http://www.vnews.com/lifetimes/movies/tv/3060269-95/burr-film-stars-fame">details. </A></P> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:42:46 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17805 at http://nhpr.org Move over, rainforest... http://nhpr.org/post/move-over-rainforest <p>...turns out, science may be the new cause celebre.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:08:12 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 3874 at http://nhpr.org Move over, rainforest... Is It Time To Tone Down The Tiger Woods Coverage? http://nhpr.org/post/it-time-tone-down-tiger-woods-coverage Hearing about golf these past couple of years has turned into some sort of dual universe. On the one hand there is the real world, like: "Smith and Jones Tied for Lead in Cat Food Open."<p>But then, in more detail, the larger shadow story reads: "Tiger's Putter Falters, Trails By 12 Strokes."<p>Golf has become like fantasy football or Rotisserie Baseball. Only, imagine if everybody has the same guy — Tiger Woods — on his team. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 06:30:00 +0000 Frank Deford 2940 at http://nhpr.org Is It Time To Tone Down The Tiger Woods Coverage? The Wild And Crazy 'Tweets Of Steve Martin' http://nhpr.org/post/wild-and-crazy-tweets-steve-martin After 40 years on the stand-up stage, countless comedy albums and iconic movies, Steve Martin is still finding new ways to make people laugh.<p>The comedian got on Twitter in 2010, and by now he has attracted nearly 2.5 million followers with his <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/stevemartintogo">funny and slightly demented tweets</a>.<p>But Martin has recently gone old-school by collecting some of his funniest tweets — and the best responses from his followers — in a book, <em>The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 NPR Staff 2527 at http://nhpr.org The Wild And Crazy 'Tweets Of Steve Martin' Jennifer Lopez In 'Q'Viva': A Talent Search Goes Bilingual, With A Dash Of Drama http://nhpr.org/post/jennifer-lopez-qviva-talent-search-goes-bilingual-dash-drama Their marriage may be over, but singers Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have come together for a new TV show that seeks out talent from throughout Latin America. It's been airing on Spanish language TV in the U.S. and in 21 countries. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 20:34:00 +0000 2277 at http://nhpr.org Jennifer Lopez In 'Q'Viva': A Talent Search Goes Bilingual, With A Dash Of Drama Rihanna And Chris Brown: The Saga Continues http://nhpr.org/post/rihanna-and-chris-brown-saga-continues Just about three years after he violently assaulted her, R&B singer Chris Brown is back with pop star Rihanna — musically, at least. On Monday night, each released a new version of a previously released song. Both remixes feature the other party, and both are causing quite the stir.<p>The speculation built for days. Last week there were rumors Rihanna might release a remix to one of her songs and that Chris Brown would guest on it. Then right on cue, the day of her 24th birthday, Rihanna did it. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 2050 at http://nhpr.org Rihanna And Chris Brown: The Saga Continues The Dead Celebrity Cookbook http://nhpr.org/post/dead-celebrity-cookbook <p>What's for dinner? How about Patrick Swayze's Chicken Pot Pie?</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:43:43 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1845 at http://nhpr.org The Dead Celebrity Cookbook Snap Snap…Not a Celeb? http://nhpr.org/post/snap-snap%E2%80%A6not-celeb <p>A do it yourself approach to celebrity; hire your own personal paparazzo to catch you at your most candid.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:29:28 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1240 at http://nhpr.org Snap Snap…Not a Celeb? The Civil War Era's Kardashian http://nhpr.org/post/civil-war-eras-kardashian <p>We talk with Michael Foster about his book, "A Dangerous Woman," a profile of the first American celebrity.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:11:49 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1239 at http://nhpr.org The Civil War Era's Kardashian